CTCS: Importing Food

Module Description

The goal of this module is to provide you with an outline of the Canadian import food sector and its regulatory environment. You will be introduced to the various regulations in place that ensure a safe food supply for Canadians. This module will also provide information on the specific requirements that must be met to import specific food items, including labeling, and penalties for not complying with the regulations.

The following topics are covered in this module:

  • Global Food System
  • Import Viability – Initial Compliance Considerations
  • CFIA Meat Import Requirements
  • Canada's Fish Import Regulations
  • Canada's Fruit and Vegetable Import Regulations, and Processed Food Products
  • Canada's Import Regulations for Dairy Products
  • Inspections and Food Safety
  • New Food Safety Initiatives and the Future of Canadian Food Import Regulations


Enrolment in the CTCS modules is available to CTCS Program participants and any person wishing to advance their knowledge on specific subjects of interest. You may enrol in a CTCS module at any time and have 180 days to complete a module.


The fee for each CTCS module is CDN$395 plus applicable taxes.

Withdrawal Policy

There is a CDN$100 administrative fee if the CSCB receives written notice of withdrawal from a CTCS module prior to accessing the course materials. A refund of the tuition fees, minus a CDN$100 administrative fee per module will be issued. Students may withdraw from a CTCS module at any time; however, there will be no refund of tuition fees when notice of withdrawal is received after the course has been started.

If you're enrolled in the CTCS Program of Study to gain the CTCS designation and are purchasing a bundle, please review the withdrawal policy for specific bundles in the Academic Policy, Conditions and Fees.

Academic Policy and Conditions

Further details about the CTCS modules are available in the Academic Policy, Conditions and Fees.